Carestream racks up orders for
N.Y. – Carestream Health reported strong customer demand in Canada for
its wireless, cassette-size Carestream DRX-1 System, which quickly
converts film-based and CR systems into direct radiography systems.
Demand is also robust for the Carestream DRX-Evolution suite, a
sophisticated DR room, the company said. These products can help
streamline overall imaging workflow, while simultaneously improving
productivity and enhancing patient care.
*Radiology Consultants Associated (RCA) of Calgary, Alberta, implemented
Carestream DRX-1 and Carestream DRX-Evolution Systems. This private
radiologist group operates 12 independent diagnostic imaging centers.
“The DRX-1 detector fits right into existing buckys and avoids the need
for a tether, which is cumbersome and can limit patient positioning. The
new detector is also lightweight and it’s very slender, which helps
enhance comfort during patient positioning. When you combine all of
those attributes with rapid, wireless communication and an affordable
price, it’s a very compelling solution,” said Mark Sevcik, RCA’s
Operations and Development Director.
He added that the automated DRX-Evolution suite “can handle every
imaging exam because of the unique DRX-1 detectors. This single system
has everything we need for a highly productive, diverse imaging
Other Canadian healthcare providers that have placed orders for digital
imaging systems from Carestream Health include:
• Brooke Radiology Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, ordered four
DRX-1 systems and two Kodak DirectView Elite CR systems.
• Collège Boréal, Sudbury, Ontario, ordered one DRX-1 system.
• Insight Medical Imaging, Edmonton, Alberta, has installed two DRX-1
systems and one Elite CR Mammography system.
• North Shore Medical Imaging Inc., North Vancouver, British Columbia,
ordered a DRX-1 system, a DR 3500 and an Elite CR Mammography system.
• Saskatoon Medical Imaging, Saskatoon, ordered three DRX-1 systems and
two CR Elite Mammography CR systems from CAN-med Healthcare, an
• Willowgrove Clinic, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, ordered a Classic CR from
CAN-med Healthcare, an authorized dealer.
The Carestream DRX-1 System features a cassette-size DR detector that
fits into an existing table or wall stand bucky and communicates images
over a wireless network connection. It enables cost-effective conversion
from film or CR imaging systems to highly productive DR technology –
without replacing X-ray systems or renovating exam rooms.
The DRX-Evolution system helps improve both productivity and patient
care by matching the positioning flexibility of the DRX-1 detector with
a fully automated suite of precision X-ray equipment.
The need to move sick or injured patients around a fixed DR detector is
eliminated. Instead the DRX-1 detector can be removed from the bucky
tray for tabletop views, and the system’s wall stand can be positioned
by the table for cross-table views. Images are transmitted over a
wireless network and appear on the console in seconds.
The company has also developed a Carestream DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit that
will allow healthcare providers to upgrade selected mobile X-ray systems
to wireless DRX-1 technology.
This wireless DR system can help increase on-site productivity and
deliver immediate access to images for improved patient care, especially
for critically ill patients in emergency rooms, operating rooms and the
ICU. The company is taking orders for the retrofit kit in countries
where it has regulatory approval. The system will be available this
More information on digital medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions
from Carestream Health that can help lower costs and improve patient
care can be found at www.carestreamhealth.com.
About Carestream Health, Inc.
Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical
imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems
for the life science research and drug discovery/development market
segments; and X-ray film and digital X-ray products for the
non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s
broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your
Carestream Health representative or visit
Posted April 22, 2010